The Government has finalised the text of the landmark abortion legislation.
The final legislation is not changed substantially from the earlier draft but the wording does:
increase the number of hospitals where abortions can be carried out;
alter what psychiatrists will be involved in assessments of suicidal pregnant women;
narrow the definition of the criminal offence of carrying out an illegal abortion;
allows the revoking of the licence of hospitals not following the guidelines. Read more…
Who would have believed it? An Irish Government passing legislation to butcher unborn babies in their mothers’ wombs – legislation that is even worse than the abortion law in the UK, and that’s saying something.
Enda Kenny defends his unconscionable promotion of this evil law by arguing that he is a “Catholic not a Catholic Taoiseach”. It will be interesting to see how that particular novel interpretation of Canon Law is received on Judgment Day.
In the meantime, we expect Mr Kenny’s Parish Priest to enforce Canon 915 – assuming that Kenny has the temerity to keep up the appearance of being a Catholic by attending Mass in his local parish. Apparently, he’s been receiving 100 letters a day objecting to the abortion legislation but will these same pro-lifers write letters to Kenny’s parish priest and bishop demanding the enforcement of Canon Law because Kenny is a very public sinner and so, in fidelity to Canon 915, he must not be allowed to receive Holy Communion?
And so say all of us?